Business aviation calls for Brexit certainty

The battle over Brexit is creating uncertainty and anxiety for many business – and particularly in aviation. Now the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has entered the fray, calling for negotiators in both Brussels and London to preserve the current aviation relationship as far as possible. The EBAA has compiled a report which maps out the key topics of interest …

NBAA 2016 business aviation show headlines

The annual National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition is on this week at Orlando, Florida. The event is the biggest business aviation event in the world and all the manufacturers of business jets, equipment and services are there. Here are some of the headlines: Cessna is revamping its bigger Citation jet range with three new aircraft. The Latitude …

Gemstone Aviation is the new UK and Ireland Diamond agent

Diamond Aircraft has appointed Gemstone Aviation as the sole distributor for the aircraft in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Both directors of Gemstone Aviation will be familiar to Diamond aircraft operators: Chris Dawes and Henrik Burkal have worked with Diamond since 2004. Diamond Aircraft says they were chosen for their vast experience of its aircraft and their reputation …

Biggin Hill looking for Light Aviation Centre partner

A brand new Light Aviation Centre is to be built at London Biggin Hill Airport. The centre will manage all general aviation activity including flight training. The Airport has asked for Expressions of Interest from potential development partners to operate the centre. The new Light Aviation Centre (LAC) will include hangars with a minimum capacity of 21,000 sq ft and …

Wellesbourne businesses lose case, launch appeal

The businesses on Wellesbourne Airfield have lost their case to renew their leases. The future for the businesses – including flying school Take Flight Aviation – is uncertain as the airfield owner is attempting to get planning permission to build houses on the site. Yesterday, Monday 25 June, Judge Richard Hadyn Williams at the Birmingham County Court denied the business …

Aviation calls for post-Brexit talks over EASA

Let the UK CAA start planning for Brexit with EASA – that’s the joint call from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the UK’s aerospace trade body, the ADS Group. The two organisations have written to the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, stressing the urgent need to begin technical and contingency planning discussions between the European …

Sonex kitplane business up for sale

Psst! Like to buy a successful kitplane business located at an iconic airfield? Sonex Aircraft, makers of the SubSonex personal jet plus several  ‘normal’ piston-powered aircraft, has been put up for sale by its owner and founder, John Monnett. “I am retiring from Sonex Aircraft but not forsaking my passion for aviation,” said Monnett. “I will continue to contribute where …

Win a Bose A20® Aviation Headset!

Bose has teamed up with FLYER to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous A20® ANR Aviation Headset with Bluetooth, RRP £999. “Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term …

Oriens Aviation opens Pilatus service centre at Biggin Hill

UK Pilatus dealer Oriens Aviation has opened a dedicated service centre for the PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop at London Biggin Hill Airport. Oriens acquired the 18,000sqft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility from Avalon Aero, which has decided to concentrate on its BAE 146 business at Cranfield Airport. The factory-authorised Pilatus Service Centre will be run by new Director of …

New aviation college takes off at Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill Airport has received the go-ahead for its ambitious £12m Aerospace and Technology College with funding from the Greater London Authority. The new college will train the next generation of mechanical, electronic and service engineers as well as technicians and ground crew professionals. Jules Pipe, London’s deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills said, “The Mayor and I are …